Bindings for HO A3

Albert1998Albert1998 Posts: 6 New Baller
I want to buy the best boot regarding performance/comfort.
Does anyone use the HO xmax for slalom? Or is it just for open-water??
Bindings recommendations???
Plz help me with this one cause waterskiing season is coming and I have a ski but no bindings


  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    What are you using now?
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • Albert1998Albert1998 Posts: 6 New Baller
    I tried an xmax once on my ski but not in a slalom course, I loved it!!! but I dont feel that my foot is steady enough in the xmax for course skiing. Maybe I am wrong??
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,880 Mega Baller
    Radar Strada/Vapor bindings on a Sequence plate.
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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,504 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Radar Vapor
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  • dropskidropski Posts: 58 Baller
    Went from Apex to Reflex front, never going back
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    As far as skiing the course goes, where are you in that progression? Might help us make a good suggestion for you.
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • BRYBRY Posts: 593 Crazy Baller
    edited May 2015
    You ask "~the best boot regarding performance/comfort".



    Both are real boots that allow you to have a very close fit, no slop, and great comfort. Both have dual boot or front boot RTP solutions. Both will fit any ski with inserts. I believe both are as safe as anything out there and safer than lace-up solutions. People invariably eventually snug up lace-ups to get a tight fit which risks too hard or no release.
    My leaning is towards the Reflex with the "R" style rear. Best of both worlds between rear boot and RTP. Seems most people run rear boot loose, not a good idea in dual hard shells, and the "R" is essentially a design for that. Lots of pro's on Reflex. And did I say comfy?

    The Goode PS5 is a good high perfromance system with great comfort also. I found the velcro release worked surprisingly well for me. Just a major pain in the ass to maintain.
  • skihardskihard Posts: 565 Crazy Baller
    I agree with ToddL. I just sold my A# but ran Strada's with Sequence plate on it and loved it!
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  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 722 Water Ski Industry Professional
    OB4 Systems can be run with Double boots, RTP or an R style boot. Comfort, performance, and safety!
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  • Albert1998Albert1998 Posts: 6 New Baller
    Thanks guys !!!
  • blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 191 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I read a thread a few days ago, but now I can't find it. Someone said that when mounting an OB4, measuring same distance from tail as previous boot, you must mount if a bit closer to the rear of the ski vs the boot removed from the same ski. Would that be a 1/4" closer to the rear or less?
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  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,312 Mega Baller
    @blakeyates I would mount the new binding in relation to your ankle bone in your old bindings and not the rear of the ski. That will give you a good starting point. The amount of material between different bindings differs from where the heal is to the outside of the binding where you would be measuring to.
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